BETA PHOTO: Condor Rock
Across from King Otto's Castle
is this small crag with a handful of routes including the straight-in crack of The Falcon
(5.10b) and the excellent stemming corner of The Condor
Despite it's relatively close location to the campground proper this can actually be a good place to get away from the crowds and sample some fun routes.
More or less directly south of and across the road from King Otto's Castle
. A large inverted "V" is a prominent landmark. Approach time is about 10 minutes from parking near King Otto's Castle
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Condor Rock:
The Condor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Toxic Avenger 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
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Across the road from and facing King Otto's Castle is this north-facing crag with several good routes. The approach is easy and takes about 10 minutes at most. Begin on a ramp leading to a thin crack 50' down and left from a striking thin crack/corner system (The Falcon, 5.10b). Above follow three bolts up a slabby face to a bolted anchor/rap. Located very close to the campground proper, but you'd never guess it from the lack of traffic. Well worth the short walk to climb in the shade especi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Condor Rock in the sun. Photo by Blitzo.